Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 9
This module continues the study of vector spaces and linear transformations begun in MT2501. It aims to show the importance of linearity in many areas of mathematics ranging from linear algebra through to geometric applications to linear operators and special functions. The main topics covered include: diagonalisation and the minimum polynomial; Jordan normal form; inner product spaces; orthonormal sets and the Gram-Schmidt process; adjoint and self-adjoint operators.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass MT2501
Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 1 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).
Scheduled learning hours: 35
Guided independent study hours: 115
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 90%, Coursework = 10%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Prof J D Mitchell
Module teaching staff: Dr J Mitchell